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The new "Motolyga" received a joystick and a new engine

The MT-LB transporter-tractor, despite its considerable age, is still actively used in dozens of armies of the world. In the Russian "Motolyga" (as the troops dubbed the armored vehicle) can be found in the strategic missile forces, motorized rifle, tank, artillery regiments and brigades, military air defense. Not without it in the marines and coastal units of the Navy.

The new "Motolyga" received a joystick and a new engine

But, no matter how well proven technique is, sooner or later it needs to be modernized. Currently, a number of Russian enterprises have offered about a dozen options for improving the characteristics of the armored veteran. The newest are the development of JSC "Remdizel". According to them, the MT-LB is transformed into the MLBSH “multipurpose light armored chassis” (product 7).

It is not just the replacement of one abbreviation with another. Deeply modernized machine instead of the old 240-strong engine gets a new: economical, with an 360 horsepower, with a significantly increased resource. As a result, the maximum travel speed increases to 65 km / h. Power reserve instead of the previous 500 km now comes to 900 km.

On the MLBSH, a hydrovolume turning mechanism has appeared. Control is now carried out with the help of a joystick. The carrying capacity of the machine is 2,5 tons, and the mass of the towed cargo can reach 7 tons. According to the creators of the armored vehicle, the "7 product" can be the basis for the installation of various special equipment used in the army, reports "WG-Force"
Photos used:
Alexey Moiseev \ WG
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  1. jjj
    jjj 21 December 2017 15: 29
    How many generations of fighters have already gone through this technique. And everything lives and is needed.
    1. RASKAT
      RASKAT 21 December 2017 19: 05
      It would be better if she changed the Trucks, namely the fingers. Those in the photo are terribly miserable, while they are new and there is no development on them, they fly out at a time, at each stop you run around with a sledgehammer, you hammer back. Yes, and in the sandy soil such fingers do not go for a long time, I am already silent about when the production on the tracks is not uniform. The car begins to constantly lead to the side. However, there is a modification of the tracks with thick rubberized fingers, here it is excellent, and walks for a long time and is less prone to wear. It’s a pity we’re just finishing off the tracks that are still gathering dust in warehouses from the sixty-shaggy years, and practically no new ones are seen in the troops. request
      1. MaksoMelan
        MaksoMelan 21 December 2017 19: 21
        And those that can be upgraded? Or shake it all off to Syria? How gum help for dismantling rubble!
        1. RASKAT
          RASKAT 21 December 2017 19: 37
          I'm afraid that old upgrades will not succumb.
          It seems to me that there are plenty of new trucks. They lie to themselves somewhere in warehouses, in some kind of Chita or in the Far East, they wait for when they will be written off, after the expiration of time. And the guys in the army are tormented. I have a lot of such examples in my biography (like most military men, it seems to me), perhaps enough for a whole book, about gouging in warehouses, there are also enough heroic moments by the way, about which very few people know.
          1. Glory1974
            Glory1974 22 December 2017 19: 47
            They lie to themselves somewhere in warehouses, in some kind of Chita or in the Far East, they wait for when they will be written off, after the expiration of time.

            Several years ago, in one of the units during the audit, a bridge for a lorry was found in a car warehouse. You can’t write it off, because it is new. I don’t know how it ended. Do not be surprised if it still lies.
      2. avdkrd
        avdkrd 22 December 2017 12: 49
        generally rubber-metal existed (not the first year) back in the 90th, when I studied at DOSAF as a driver-mechanic. They are already, but really do not need to run with a sledgehammer every 15 km of run. Now there are none of these, all wide and narrow with a rubber-metal hinge.
  2. Herculesic
    Herculesic 21 December 2017 15: 32
    Here you have typical Soviet military equipment, simple and reliable! hi
    1. corporal
      corporal 21 December 2017 15: 37
      Quote: Herkulesich
      simple and reliable!

      "If you instruct the Soviet engineer to design women's shoes, he will get something like cardboard boxes. But if you instruct him to create the perfect weapon from which you can kill the Germans, then he immediately turns into Thomas, his mother, Edison."
      © "Cryptonomicon"
      1. MaksoMelan
        MaksoMelan 21 December 2017 19: 23
        If the engineer is a woman, then she can create women's shoes. How many clothes were sewed at one time with their own hands. And it looked gorgeous. But it’s necessary not only to let one woman go, but to have competition!
  3. san4es
    san4es 21 December 2017 15: 35
    MT-LB turns into a "multi-purpose light armored chassis" MLBSh (product 7).

    Kama diesel instead of Yaroslavsky, hydraulic control drive and joystick instead of levers
    1. Alex777
      Alex777 21 December 2017 16: 01
      Sounds good. Likely to ride will be nice. bully
    2. Lexus
      Lexus 21 December 2017 18: 24
      Automatic transmission - it would be nice to install it.
    3. MaksoMelan
      MaksoMelan 21 December 2017 19: 24
      I think the trainer should have been put on the shelf from the left! :)
      1. san4es
        san4es 21 December 2017 19: 45
        Quote: MaksoMelan
        I think the trainer should have been put on the shelf from the left! :)

        ... And if the left arm is broken / shot?
    4. Reader 2013
      Reader 2013 21 December 2017 20: 54
      If it’s big on the right, it’s the gas pedal, then I can’t even imagine how it should be uprated in it and reach for the joystick
      They scoff at the driver, what kind of bestial attitude, is it really difficult to make a normal workplace
      1. dmikras
        dmikras 22 December 2017 06: 30
        Not so scary Russian tank as his drunk crew
  4. ando_bor
    ando_bor 21 December 2017 15: 36
    A hoe is an ax, no matter what sophisticated chainsaws and circulars do, there will always be work for an ax,
    - Until now there are no equal for cross-country mobility with its versatility.
    1. IL-18
      IL-18 21 December 2017 16: 56
      Motolyga! These hands did not reach the BTR-50. Given the fact that he was swimming, taking on the roof an additional 2,5 tons of cargo ... In short, after 100 years there will still be something at the Soviet base to ride, swim and shoot something.
  5. mult-65
    mult-65 21 December 2017 17: 07
    And who is the manufacturer, except for HTZ?
    1. DarkMatter
      DarkMatter 21 December 2017 18: 34
      Apparently this, and this is still last year infa. The article with the pictures is completely googled by a set in the search engine "Works of Remdiesel JSC in the field of lightly armored vehicles".

      “Finally, a fundamentally new direction of the enterprise’s work is the repair in technical condition and overhaul of multi-purpose light armored transporters (tractors) (“ facility 6 ”), better known as MT-LB. It is gratifying to note that within the framework of this fundamentally new for Remdiesel A huge amount of work was done under the import substitution program, and in a very short time. A new 2015st workshop was opened to work on the MT-LB program in 311. The fact that the President visited Remdiesel in February this year also speaks of the importance of this work. Russia by Vladimir Putin, who praised the work of factory workers in strengthening the country's defense capabilities.
      The main problem for Remdiesel at the beginning of MT-LB repair work was a significant number of parts for MT-LB that were discontinued. In the shortest possible time in Russia, production of about 2400 new parts was mastered, of which more than 650 items accounted for Remdiesel. In particular, Russian enterprises have begun production of track tracks and aluminum tanks for MT-LB. "(C) bmpd
    2. woron333444
      woron333444 21 December 2017 19: 05
      mult-65 Rubtsovsk branch of OAO NPK Uralvagonzavod named after F. E. Dzerzhinsky.
  6. MaksoMelan
    MaksoMelan 21 December 2017 19: 25
    Amerikosy m113 like also use in all?
  7. Fidel
    Fidel 21 December 2017 19: 58
    And God created MTLB, and saw that it was good)) drinks
  8. NEXUS
    NEXUS 21 December 2017 20: 16
    Modernization of this “old woman” is a good thing ... but, as far as I understand, “Shell” is replacing it ...
    1. IQ12NHJ21az
      IQ12NHJ21az 21 December 2017 22: 37
      "Shell" like in the Airborne Forces? A motoliga is everywhere!
      1. NEXUS
        NEXUS 21 December 2017 22: 46
        Quote: IQ12NHJ21az
        "Shell" like in the Airborne Forces? A motoliga is everywhere!

        It’s true that it is landing and this is its plus. After all, you can make a non-landing option, more difficult in terms of booking. At the same time, the engine on it is 450 black, and the platform is floating. As an option, why not?
  9. Seraphimamur
    Seraphimamur 22 December 2017 06: 05
    Upgrading is good. But what can they come up with better than they did in the USSR? Let’s put the “shishigu” in operation, it was also a cool car.
    1. Romanenko
      Romanenko 22 December 2017 09: 25
      I agree, hash did not have enough details for complete perfection - the brakes are more reliable, but the diesel engine. Modern Sadko is not suitable for him.
  10. Romanenko
    Romanenko 22 December 2017 09: 23
    A car for all time! And how many of them ran in the north, runs and will run for many more years. Wands when working on Sakhalin, in some places it’s even difficult to think of how you would make your own way to the points without it.
    Well, after a good upgrade, I hope many more years will help everyone.